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Jones Lang LaSalle adds Specialized Assets Group to Capital Markets Platform

Commercial real estate firm continues Canadian expansion

VANCOUVER, December 16, 2013 — Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) (NYSE:JLL) has added Mark Lester and Alan Johnson to its Canadian team. Based in JLL’s Vancouver office, Lester and Johnson will form the Western region’s Specialized Assets group, providing brokerage advice to clients regarding unique real estate opportunities.  

The team’s focus will complement that of Senior Vice President Robert MacDougall, who offers similar services to clients in Eastern Canada and is based in JLL’s Montreal office. Joining JLL from Sotheby’s International Realty, they are playing a major role in advancing JLL’s goal of expanding its Canadian real estate offerings. Over the last year, the firm has added five new service lines and over 100 new employees in Canada, including Energy and Sustainability expert Barbara Ciesla and Debt Capital Markets lead Amar Nijjar in Toronto.

“The Specialized Assets group has a diverse skillset and unparalleled knowledge in a unique sector of commercial real estate”, said Brett Miller, President of Jones Lang LaSalle Canada. “The addition of this team will ensure that Jones Lang LaSalle continues to be able to provide a multifaceted, full-service product that can meet any variety of client needs.”

The team brings almost four decades of real estate experience and over $550m in transactions to the table. The team is devoted to the marketing and sale of unique real estate assets which includes anything from private islands to golf courses and ski resorts. They also have extensive experience in the analysis, marketing and sale of family, multi-family, commercial and comprehensive mixed-use development opportunities across Western Canada.

Jones Lang LaSalle is Canada’s fastest growing commercial real estate firm. With Canadian headquarters based in Toronto, the firm also operates in Mississauga, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Jones Lang LaSalle offers tenant and landlord representation, project and development services, investment sales, and integrated facilities management services to owners and tenants in Canada.  Jones Lang LaSalle manages over 50 million square feet of facilities across Canada.

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $46.7 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit